After the exclusion and closure of women’s ministry prompted reactions in Afghanistan, the deputy minister of information and culture and the spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid said that they will establish for women a potent and effective administration under the Sharia law.

Zabiullah Mujahid said that the administration will be created in the framework of Islamic principles and there is no need of giving it the name of a ministry or sub-division of the ministry.

The prominent spokesperson of the Taliban in his recent interview said that the women’s ministry of the previous government was the so-called administration of women and has done nothing for the betterment of the lives of Afghan women.

Mujahid added that despite the existence of the ministry, the women in rural areas are not given their basic rights.

The ministry of women affairs which existed for the past two decades in Afghanistan was replaced by the ministry of guidance and promotion of virtue and prevention of vice on Friday, September 17.

It comes as the girls have not been allowed to attend secondary and high schools either but the Taliban say that they are working on a mechanism to resume girls’ schools.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.